The HTAi 2021 Annual Meeting, originally planned as a hybrid event with an in-person component to take place in Manchester, UK, will be held entirely virtual in June, 2021.
Following a virtual Annual Meeting in 2020, HTAi had hoped to hold a hybrid Annual Meeting in 2021, which in addition to the virtual setting would have allowed an in-person component of the event taking place in Manchester, UK. With remaining worldwide uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concern for participant welfare a priority, the Society made the difficult but essential decision to transition the 2021 Annual Meeting to an entirely virtual platform.
Though the meeting will no longer take place in Manchester, HTAi and its partner organizations will ensure that the virtual platform will not only allow presentations of exceptional scientific content, but also provide opportunities to network and collaborate with international colleagues to share information and best practices – we will be leveraging our rapidly growing experience with virtual program delivery as well as our review of global best practices in this regard to ensure the AM 2021 is of the highest professional quality.
The theme for the HTAi 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting is ‘Innovation through HTA’. Panels, workshops, oral and poster presentations will all be featured alongside a virtual sponsor’s exhibition and symposia. The virtual platform will bring together researchers, policy makers, industry, academia, health service providers and patients to debate and discuss the challenges of embedding HTA in health systems. The three plenary sessions originally planned for the live event will take place online and provide ample opportunities for delegates to join the conversation.
- Evidence for HTA: Innovative Methods for Challenging Times
- Patients at the Heart of Innovation
- Innovating HTA to Support Novel Interventions
Further details will be released over the coming weeks. For updates on speakers, plenary sessions, workshops and presentations from experts in the global HTA community visit the HTAi 2021 Annual Meeting website.